A group of hackers called "thedarkoverlord", has leaked several episodes of the upcoming Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” for not paying an extortion demand.

According to New York Times, nine episodes have been stolen from the post-production studio along with dozens of programs of Hulu, HBO Now, and other channels. The group has threatened it will extort the networks that distribute the television series. In recent months, "thedarkoverlord" has ruined the reputation of several networks and gained access to new episodes of television shows.

A report by Flashpoint has revealed that the group is also active on xEdic, a website dealing with Remote Desktop Protocol servers.

It gained access to the website of TV Production Company, Larson Studios, which is developing “Orange is the New Black” for Netflix. The group took it to Twitter to reveal that it sent Netflix various messages, but the ransom demands were ignored. As a result, it stole first nine episodes of “Orange is the New Black,” and shared online.

‘Orange is the New Black’

“Orange is the New Black” is a famous comedy series developed by Jenji Kohan. It is a joint project of Tilted Productions and Lionsgate Television, based on a novel of the same name by Piper Kerman. The series premiered in July 2013. In February 2015, Netflix renewed the show for sixth and seventh seasons.

"Thedarkoverlord" has leaked the first three episodes of its sixth season and five episodes of the seventh season. “Orange is the New Black” is streamed on Netflix every summer, and revolves around a young woman in New York City, Piper (Taylor Schilling), who is sentenced to jail for 15 months.

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She is accused of drug trafficking and money laundering. Her mate, Alex (Laura Prepon), is an international drug smuggler who tries to set Piper free. In prison, Piper learns how to survive in an uncertain situation.

Michael Harney, Kate Mulgrew, Jason Biggs, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Selenis Leyva, Dascha Polanco, Nick Sandow, Yael Stone, and Samira Wiley are in the supporting roles. The show is set in a fictional prison in New York, and its title sequence will feature photos of several former prisoners including Kerman herself.

Critical response

“Orange Is the New Black” received satisfactory comments from television critics and audiences. On Metacritic, its first season scored 76 out of 100 based on reviews from 34 critics.

On Rotten Tomatoes, the show has an approved rating of 95% based on 54 reviews. Hank Stuever from The Washington Post called it a series wi an h incredible story and great star cast.

Maureen Ryan from The Huffington Post stated that “Orange is the New Black” is a superb program. All of its seasons are quite entertaining. The series received two Golden Globe Awards, five Writers Guild of America Awards, three Critics' Choice Television Awards, and several nominations.